BJP seeks to discipline Shourie for speaking up

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Shourie on Monday said party president Rajnath Singh was behaving like “Alice in Blunderland” and challenged him to sack him for “indiscipline”.

Advani aide Sudheendra Kulkarni quits BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader and political advisor Sudheendra Kulkarni announced his decision to quit the party on Sunday.

No differences with Sonia, says Lalu after meeting

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and dismissed reports of differences with her.

BJP must replace old with young: RSS chief

The young generation should be put at the helm of affairs in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Tuesday, breaking his silence over the leadership crisis in the party.

PM hoists the tricolor on 63rd Independence Day

The Nation celebrates the 63rd Independence Day on Saturday, the 15th of August, 2009 and the main function is being held at the historic Red Fort where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hoisted the tri-colour from the ramparts of Lal Quila.

President for accountable governance

NEW DELHI: While favouring an effective governance system that is less cumbersome, but more transparent and accountable, President Pratibha Patil on Friday sounded a note of caution on corruption in welfare schemes.

India dry but Govt sure growth will be high: Pranab

The threat of a drought looms large over India's 161 districts and sowing of crops was down by a fifth, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday.

Press Release - Subject- Electronic Voting Machines- regarding

The Election Commission had, in an extraordinary measure, invited those who have recently expressed reservations about the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to come and demonstrate the points made in their allegations from 3rd to 8th August 2009.

Young turks lose sizzle, damp squib in Budget session

New Delhi: The youth was the buzzword during the elections and 59 first-timers and many young members were elected to the 15th Lok Sabha but their performance during the Budget session has been dismal, according to a study.

Oppn slams PM for letting Pak go easy on Saeed

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned on Tuesday following loud protests by Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs over the Pakistan Supreme Court's adjournment decision that effectively sets free Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai carnage.

Cong slams Maya, says Dalit queen is against poor

The Congress party on Saturday hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for opposing creation of an independent authority for economic development of the backward Bundelkhand region.

S M Krishna proving to be another Shivraj Patil: BJP

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday targeted External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, likening him to former home minister Shivraj Patil and said the country's foreign policy is not safe in his hands.

PM : No dilution in India's stand on cross-border terrorism

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asserted there was no dilution in India's stand on cross-border terrorism but argued there was no alternative to engagement with neighbours.

To the PM's rescue: Sonia endorses Pak initiative

New Delhi: Notwithstanding the voices of dissent within the party, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has endorsed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's initiative on Pakistan and has conveyed this to senior leaders and ministers, party sources said on Saturday.

Poll boycott a valid form of democratic protest: Jaya

Chennai: Defending her party's decision to boycott the August 18 by-elections to Tamil Nadu Assembly from five constituencies, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa on Thursday said it was a legitimate form of democratic protest and dismissed suggestions that the party was scared of defeat.

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